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vs talc slurry sclerosis for malignant pleural effusion.
Videothoracoscopic talc poudrage
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In addition, Medical Thoracoscopy provides staging for lung cancer and diffuse malignant mesothelioma Talc poudrage
as the best conservative method for pleurodesis, can also be performed with medical thoracoscopy.
Thoracoscopic talc poudrage
(TTP) and povidone-iodine pleurodesis (PIP) are two main therapeutic interventions currently offered for MPE. In a prospective randomized control trial, Mohsen et al.
Christophe Doddoli et al.7 strongly suggested VATS to be a feasible, safe and efficacious management option for recurrent primary spontaneous pneumothorax following thoracoscopic talc poudrage
after 69% of the patients were successfully treated with this modality for recurrent pneumothorax Sedrakyan et al.
However, it can occasionally be seen in bacterial empyemas (where the necrotic tissue typically is made up of inflammatory cells with relatively few mesothelial cells), tuberculous and fungal infections in the pleura, and as a reaction to talc poudrage
Reported rates of effectiveness of pleurodesis with talc poudrage
range from 43.7% to 80% (2,4,7).